Acanthastrea coral feeding habit.

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Acanthastrea coral feeding habit.

Post  liquidg on 5th January 2014, 12:49 pm

I never thought much of these very common local corals in back in the 80s or early 90s, but once I figured out how to get one coloured acan to expand up to 8 colours in one cluster, it gets real interesting.
They always amaze me with their actions of expansion/contraction when feeding and polyp production, they are truly something special and they are a local auzy growing like crazy with in two hours from home.

The colours that can be made to exist with in these corals are astounding.
This is the one from some months back that was not in water for two days and it has finished its colouring up from stressed to the eye balls, well I would think so, it surely canít take on more!


This is a classic example of polyp expansion.
Acan feeding


Polyp contraction.
Finished


Out of xenias,stags,plate,scoli,fans,etc etc,the acans give the tank serious colour, far beyond what the others can achieve!
Its funny the tanks colour content looks massive at feeding time and later on its like half or every one has cleared out,lol.



Yeh I know I am on about acans again,lol.
I never thought much of these very common local corals in the past, but once I figured out how to get one coloured acan to expand up to 8 colours in one cluster, it gets real interesting.
They always amaze me with their actions of expansion/contraction when feeding and polyp production, they are truly something special and they are a local auzy growing like crazy with in two hours from home.

The colours that can be made to exist with in these corals are astounding.
This is the one from some months back that was not in water for two days and it has finished its colouring up from stressed to the eye balls, well I would think so, it surely canít take on more!


This is a classic example of polyp expansion.
Acan feeding


Polyp contraction.
Finished


Out of xenias,stags,plate,scoli,fans,etc etc,the acans give the tank serious colour, far beyond what the others can achieve!
Its funny the tanks colour content looks massive at feeding time and later on its like half of every one has cleared out,lol.

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